Magic mushrooms… all…
In the US, religious groups have secured the right to use psychedelic drugs, under the first amendment’s protection of religious freedom… how are people supposed to procure the psychedelic mushrooms, which are permissible to carry and consume?
“He’s practicing in the lane of what seems like sincere religious belief to me,” says Danny Peterson, a DC-based attorney advising on Gorelick’s case. “The question is not whether Ben’s actions constitute violations of controlled substance laws. They do. The question is: is the government committing a new crime by enforcing these laws against him? And they are.” …studying the relationship between psychedelics and mystical experiences, which, according to veteran Hopkins researcher Bill Richards, “seem to be at the origin of most religions”. Still, in such studies psychedelics are seen as a chemical precursor to experiences that were traditionally spurred by periods of intense meditation, fasting and prayer – a spiritual catalyst, or performance-enhancing drug.
Original Article (The Guardian):
Magic mushrooms are all the rage. But are they Jewish?
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